Stieg Larsson on the myth of the lone, lunatic fascist gunman
Following the atrocity in Oslo, we have already seen a raft of headlines stating that the racist assassin Anders Behring Breivik was acting alone:
BBC headline: “Norway gun suspect 'acted alone' - ˮ- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14266815
English Independent headline: A nation's enemy within: The far-right loner who wiped out nearly 100 souls - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/a-nations-enemy-within-the-farright-loner-who-wiped-out-nearly-100-souls-2319549.html
All this made me go back to a report written by Stieg Larsson for Expo magazine in April 1999. Many Cic Saor readers may be unaware that before his untimely death Stieg (now world famous as the author of the Millennium series of crime novels) was a militant anti fascist and a very effective campaigner against white supremacist propaganda. Stieg helped found Expo magazine in Sweden so as to provide a platform, not only for pro democracy and anti racist views, but also to investigate the far right in Scandinavia. Below, I have translated extracts of Stieg’s very effective dismissal of the idea that right wing assassins are nothing more than lunatics who invariably act on their own. It was written in 1999 but has direct relevance to what is happening in extreme right wing circles today.
Stieg Larsson - a brilliant writer, a brilliant comrade
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